The 68 year old huon pine M.V.Arcadia II.
Ph: 03 6446 1170
The picture above is the vehicle
ferry which crosses the river at Corinna providing access to Zeehan,
Strahan, Queenstown and beyond. The ferry is capable of
accommodating caravans. Corinna is on the northern bank of the Pieman
and can be accessed from Burnie and Cradle Mountain through
Waratah and Savage River.
The relatively new Western Explorer road from Smithton and
Marrawah also provides access to the area. The road as far
as Savage River township is a very good but winding sealed road.
From Savage River the road is unsealed but quite good. The
Western Explorer is unsealed and narrow in parts. Caravans can
negotiate the road but it's condition can deteriorate after
rough weather. It is always wise to check with Parks and
Wildlife before driving the road. The road from Zeehan and
Tullah is particularly good to just near the Reece Dam. A
short narrow gravel road wanders down to the ferry crossing at
Corinna on the southern side of the river.
In September the Tarkine Hotel
opened it's doors. It includes a restaurant, provisions
shop and a bar. The hotel also has 4 star luxury cabin
accommodation available. The operators of the hotel along
with Parks and Wildlife have created numerous short and longer
walks in the area. With no phones, TV or internet the area
has a strong feel of remoteness. An excellent
remote oasis for a very peaceful escape - the heart of The Tarkine.
One of the main attraction here
is the ferry ride to the Pieman Heads. A true wilderness experience.
The rainforests are particularly
good to visit in winter. The greens of the forest glow in
the often even light. The Pieman Heads and the West Coast
are particularly spectacular in rough weather. The river
at the Pieman Heads is protected from the weather allowing
access by ferry most of the year.